A fitness update shoot, as promised! We’d hoped to get outside but of course, the weather was against us, so yes I am getting my gym on in the living room. Can handle the cold, but throw wind and rain into the mix and everything is just ewwww. Almost all of my workouts are at home anyway, so in the spirit of authenticity!
Oh and the above photo ^^: I know my biceps are near enough invisible relative to some, but as a girl who’s always had natural sticks for arms, I’m pretty proud to have achieved some tone and shape, and gotten stronger too! My shoulders in particular are naturally small, so I’m happy to be getting there. Small accomplishments, yeah? No major transformations, but compared to last year I think I’m a little visibly stronger, woo!
One week of watching my food a little more carefully and going beast mode (lol) every morning, and I can actually notice a difference! All about that fine tuning. ;D Just changing your mindset to make sure you do think of treats as exactly that, treats, is the best way, I’ve found. Being in college surrounded by chocolate bars, cookies, sweets and all sorts for sale (bye bye ‘Healthy Schools’ policies!) can be pretty testing when you’re hungry, but surprisingly it really doesn’t take long to make a habit of ignoring them all. Just because it’s available, doesn’t mean you’re obliged to put it in your belly. I’m definitely guilty of this sometimes, eating for the sake of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a gal with a big appetite, and that ain’t changing. Being more mindful of what you’re putting in your body is all it takes. Switching your brain into ‘shred mode’ (short term) actually makes such a difference psychologically too, more so than going for moderation. Play tricks on your brain, it’ll be fooled. 😀
Now I really was just playing around here! My back is ridiculously inflexible and just doesn’t bend backwards properly at all, as you can probably tell haha. Hardly one of those Pinterest babes that doubles over backwards balanced on a surfboard. 😉 Been working on it though! In some directions I’m freakishly flexible, others not in the slightest.
Anybody know of a good sports bra that does the job (basically hold ’em in place), yet doesn’t completely strap you down? The flattened, pinned to your chest feeling isn’t exactly comfortable, but neither is that feeling when you do jumping jacks without a sports bra on either. One for us middle of the road girls would be nice! Give me ideas to put on my Christmas list. 😀
My first pair of Nike Pro leggings and they’re officially the comfiest pants to ever grace my lower half. Flattering, comfy, everything you want in workout pants. Thumbs up from Lily anyway.
Oh and Matty and I spent a few hours today setting up his very own blog, so I’m gonna be completely shameless in saying go look! Not-so-baby biceps. 😛